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This is a Full-time, 1.0 FTE, 40 hours a week, hourly/non-exempt, and benefits eligible position. Practice is located in Upper Arlington. This role is a dual LPN/registration staff position. This person will accommodate the needs of the growing practice as registration or clinical staff.
Competitive pay based on experience.
Provides technical nursing care to acute and chronically ill children from the age of birth to 21 years and selected adults patients, under the direction of a RN, and in accordance with the Ohio Board of Nursing Law and Rule. (Sections 4723-4-01, Ohio Administrative Code or OAC, 4723-4-04, OAC, 4723-4-06, OAC, and 4723-4-08 OAC). Demonstrates competence defined (*) in LPN II responsibilities in providing age appropriate care and service to pediatric patients from birth to 21 years, and selected adults.
* 1. Identifies and documents patient/family objective/subjective data and family data and observations. Reports pertinent findings to the provider responsible for directing the patient’s care.
*2. Follows the plan of care appropriate to the developmental level of the patient.
3. Collaborates with the provider directing the patient’s care regarding appropriate tasks/nursing interventions.
*4. Implements nursing interventions according to established standards demonstrating competence in specified nursing care.
*5. Administers and documents medications by all routes, i.e. oral, subcutaneous, intramuscular, intradermal, transdermal, rectal and aerosol, utilizing the five rights and all other related safety recommendations.
6. Demonstrates basic written and verbal communication skills to convey nursing actions and patient’s/family response.
7. Demonstrates sound clinical decision making.
8. Communicates and documents patient response to care.
9. Provides input into revision of plan and care based upon data collected
and identified patient/family needs.
10. Maintains accountability for own actions in completing tasks within the LPN scope of practice.
11. Acts as a patient/family advocate.
12. Demonstrates positive, effective, and age appropriate interaction skills with patient/family, physicians and other health care team members.
*13. Provides instructions and explains procedures to patients/families according to established standards.
*14. Reinforces teaching related to diagnosis and home-going instructions.
*15. Assists with examinations and treatments.
16. Uses established channels of communication to seek assistance, obtain clarification, share information and offer suggestions.
17. Demonstrates respect and understanding of the roles of other health care team members in the provision of patient/family care.
18. Assists in emergency situations as directed by the providers.
19. Develops a beginning awareness of research, participates in unit based research and evidence based practice evaluations.
20. Collects pertinent data.
21. Participates in unit quality improvement activities.
22. Participates in assessing own educational needs.
23. Formulates annual goals and develops a plan to accomplish them.
24. Pursues learning opportunities through attendance at in-service programs, continuing education, reading and/or formal education programs.
25. Performs other duties as assigned.
1. Prepares medical record for patient/family visits, including pre-visit data gathering.
2. Greets patient/families and escorts to exam rooms. Updates patients/families in the waiting area regarding wait time or delays as directed.
3. Assists with general reception filing, record keeping, and copying.
4. Obtains release of information forms and adheres to HIPAA regulations regarding protected health information.
5. Places lab data in the medical record.
6. Answers phones and directs questions appropriately.
7. Follows up on broken appointments and makes patient reminder calls as directed.
8. Orders and stocks supplies as needed.
9. Registers patient as instructed and after completion of training program. Schedules patient appointments as directed.
10. Manages time and resources to complete assigned tasks in an efficient manner.
1. Assists in maintaining a safe clean environment for patients and families.
2. Performs cleaning duties as assigned.
3. Checks electrical equipment for inspection stickers/expiration date.
4. Reports supply/equipment problems to supervisor.
5. Assures that Joint Commission Environment of Care standards are maintained in clinic.
6. Follows safety and emergency policies/procedures, OSHA standards/universal precautions.
1. Acts as a preceptor for orientation and training of new staff, float staff and students as directed.
2. Provides peer input for performance appraisals when appropriate.
3. Identifies own learning needs, seeks assistance and attends educational programs as needed.
4. Attends or completes annual and mandatory in-services and training within designated time frames.
5. Participates in educational activities offered by the unit/area/division.
6. Participates in unit/program/area quality improvement activities.
7. Maintains, assembles and distributes patient/family education materials as directed by Nurse/APN/Physician.
1. Participates as a member of the patient care team by assisting others and participating in unit councils and staff meetings.
2. Performs job within the framework of the policies and procedures set forth by Nationwide Children’s Hospital.
3. Demonstrates awareness of and support for the principle of Family Centered Care.
4. Demonstrates promptness and consistency in meeting scheduled work commitments.
5. Provides age-appropriate care (based on growth and development principles) to patients and families.
6. Practices respectful interpersonal interaction with patients/families and other members of the patient care team.
7. Communication and interaction in the presence of patients and staff is professional and follows HIPAA guidelines.
8. Maintains confidentiality and sensitivity to the special needs of patients and families.
9. Performs other duties as assigned, within scope and standards set by Nationwide Children's Hospital and with appropriate training and competency verification as needed.
Reports to: Reports to the Program Manager of Children’s Community Practices or on-site Clinical Supervisor
Medical Director providing oversight for procedures and duties within the scope of an Unlicensed Assistive Personnel for the specific clinic/program/service.
Knowledge , skills and abilities required
Must be a graduate of an approved school of practical or vocational nursing.
Must be licensed as a Practical Nurse in the State of Ohio.
Must complete an Ohio Board of Nursing approved medication test, such as NAPNES (National Association for Practical Nurse Education and Service) or OAPNES (Ohio Association for Practical Nurse Education Service.)
Must satisfactorily complete orientation objectives as determined by the manager/supervisor.
Minimum Physical Requirements
Must be able to see, hear, stand, walk, speak, read and perform LPNnual tasks with or without accommodations, and care for oneself with little or no difficulty.
Must be able to independently lift up to 25 lbs.
The above list of duties is intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by individuals assigned to this classification. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive list of duties performed by the individual so classified, nor is it intended to limit or modify the right of any supervisor to assign, direct, and control the work of employees under his/her supervision.